Headbangers vs. Owen Hart and British Bulldog for the WWF World Tag Team Championships:
This match was more of an angle to set up a European title rematch between Owen and Bulldog the following week.
Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs. Bart Gunn:
Venum, Super Nova, and Discovery vs. Hysteria, Maniaco, and Abysmo Negro:
Fun six man tag.
Flash Funk vs. Brooklyn Brawler:
Decent squash match.
Rocky Maivia vs. Leif Cassidy:
Mainly an angle to set up Rocky/Bret for next week’s Raw.
Ahmed Johnson vs. Savio Vega:
The show ended with a Taker promo where Paul Bearer begs Undertaker to take him back, though this angle was pretty rushed and doesn’t even have a proper ending. In the middle of Raw was a long ass Bret heel promo that got interrupted by HBK. It’s not one of Bret’s better heel promos, it was quite boring. He’ll have a much better promo next week.
Dean Malenko vs. Konnan for the WCW United States Championship:
Mortis vs. Jerry Flynn:
We finally get to see Mortis on Nitro!
La Parka vs. Juventud Guerrera:
La Parka finally won a damn match on Nitro. He also had some pretty sweet entrance attire.
High Voltage vs. Public Enemy:
High Voltage would win thanks to a Four Horsemen Halliburton shot.
Psychosis vs. Super Calo:
Hugh Morrus vs. Chris Benoit:
Flair would show up to fight off the Dungeon Of Doom, which I can’t believe was still a thing in Spring 1997.
Madusa vs. Malia Hosaka:
Pretty sloppy match.
Hacksaw Jim Duggan vs. Renegade:
Harlem Heat vs. Faces Of Fear:
Pretty good match.
Steiner Bros vs. Amazing French Canadians:
Randy Savage vs. Prince Iaukea for the WCW World Television Championship:
Not much of a match, as DDP would interfere.
Overall, I would say that Raw was a better paced show than Nitro.
On to the Nightly.